Hi NetPro's -
We have about 15 field offices running on Cisco 2811's communicating via MGCP to CUCM 7.0.1. They are all configured for SRST in the event of a WAN outage, however I have a couple of questions regarding voice translation rules...
Are translation rules necessary to make generic outbound calls? Are they absolutely necessary for inbound calls? I can understand the need for translation rules for inbound calls, as to essentially make then plar to specific extensions from analog FXO ports. My understanding of outbound, however, is a bit less clear. If a field office reports they cannot make outbound calls when in CM Fallback mode (reorder tone), could translation patterns be the culprit? Would the test voice translation-rule be a good test against a random local or long distance number?
I appreciate any and all assistance. Thanks in advance,